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Dean J. Kevin Dorsey
Dean and Provost Dr. Kevin Dorsey to Step Down

"I am proud of the work that we have done together in my time as dean," Dorsey said. "I believe we are well positioned for the future." More

Dr. Shaheen Alanee
SIU Med School Is Exclusive Site for Bladder Cancer Clinical Trial

Dr. Shaheen Alanee, head of urologic oncology and a member of Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at SIU, said the trial is for aggressive, high-risk superficial bladder cancer that has not invaded the muscle of the wall of the bladder.More

SIU Medical School Again Earns Maximum Accreditation
SIU Medical School Again Earns Maximum Accreditation

“In my experience this is an outstanding outcome. This is not typically achieved by medical schools,” said Dan Hunt, MD, Co-Secretary for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.More

Philip Jensik, PhD
SIU Med School Scientist Receives Grant to Study Genes Affecting Intellect

Newly identified gene mutations have been observed in individuals with intellectual disabilities. A research scientist at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has been awarded an NIH grant to study the effects of these mutations.More

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Healthy Dose Blog

Think before you drink

When it’s hot outside, our bodies become dehydrated more quickly. Drinking alcohol while dehydrated leads to a higher blood alcohol concentration.More

Don't let your hot dog kick your buns.

Hot dogs are as American as apple pie, but let’s be frank, neither is that good for us. More

The newborn infection you may have never heard of

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of infection in infants, and if left untreated, the infection can lead to long-term disabilities and death. More

Ear Infections

About half of all infants less than a year old will have at least one ear infection by their first birthday, according to SIU School of Medicine’s ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Leonard Rybak.More

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